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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
performance in the first presidential debate. >> virtually everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. your title as a president, you own an airplane and a house, but not your own facts. >> the president did not seem to on his game. can one night change the race? >>> "today" exclusive, matt's rare and revealing interview with facebook ceo mark zuckerberg, how does he deal with the spotlight? and does he take responsibility for his company's recent struggles? >> the question i ask myself and i hear over and over, if a company has a billion customers, how can they not be killing it making money? >> that answer as the social network reaches a major milestone today. >>> and remember the school bus monitor taunted by middle schoolers. what she's doing to turn her story into something positive today, thursday, october 4th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> we both had a late night. >> a lot of coffee. >> exactly. this debate as we know was billed as make or break for mit
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> back now at 8:43 this morning on how to cook everything today. the canned of of meat, bacon. mark bittman "how to cook everything the basics," and all 25 recipes will apower in the upcoming issue of "new york times" magazine. i had to bring al in with me. some real expertise. >> i won't leave. bowed my way on to this segment. >> the raw pork belly. >> this is raw pork belly, can be cured or smoked and just smoked and then we call it bacon. >> and then you can call raw pork belly bacon, too, but what we think of as bacon is usually cured in a brine and smoked or just smoked. >> here we're looking at it slide. >> thick slices. here's some diced, what you might call minced. >> and pancetta is basically bacon, too. >> it's raw bacon that's cured with herbs really and spices. >> and
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
running on this tax plan. now five months before the election he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> mr. president obama, you're entitled to your own airplane and own house, but not the facts. >> i think it's safe to say the president got trounced. it was the ugliest night. >> the president is going to have to stand up and deliver. he still has a big lead in a couple of key states, but that lead will evaporate quickly. >> he has to step it up. before the debate, we had a new nbc news wall street marist poll. the president up eight points among likely voters in ohio but just two points in virginia and statistically tied in virginia. >> as the late great tim russert would say, it comes down to one state for the romney campaign -- ohio, ohio, ohio. >> now, afghanistan is always in our thoughts. but last week, there was a special incredibly disturbing milestone. the total number of u.s. military deaths in the war eclipsed the 2,000 mark. and tomorrow marks the 11th anniversary of the war in afghanistan. 11 years. >> wow. the greatest disappointment for us and certainly for a lot
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
take advantage of a tax break and you're a corporation you're a smart business man, but if you take advantage of something that you need to not be hungry you're a moocher? what kind of business is in a? >> they also sparred over health care. >> the free market has failed us in this instance. >> you can have government regulation of it. just don't have them run it! >> reporter: one rare point of agreement, iraq. >> should not have gone to iraq. afghanistan we had to. >> bill o'real, we should not have gone into iraq. >> reporter: outside and online there was anger not over what was being said but over the snail's pace of the live stream. after paying 4.95 thousands moved to facebook to complain. >> thank you for coming out to see us. >> reporter: after the debate o'riley and stewart apologized for the technical glitches and offered refunds and then in a show of surprising and unprecedented restraint no victory dance around the ring. >> i don't think you can look at these things, you know, of this idea it's a match and there's a winner and the winner takes all. >> the display that you
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
york times" reports payroll tax increase is likely in the cards for next year. a temporary tax holiday end january 1st. according to the "times" there's little desire by republicans or democrats to extend it. some 160 million americans will see their taxes jump by $1,000. >> britain's "guardian" reports a russian court put off appeal by a russian punk band. three members were sentenced to two years in prison for performing a song in cathedral criticizing vladimir putin. >>> the "los angeles times" says governor jerry brown signed a new law on sunday allowing hundreds of young undocumented immigrants to have drivers license. they were eligible for work permits under new obama policy. >> the ft. worth star tellgram said texas had two minor earthquakes. the first was 3.4. the second was 3.1. there was no major damage but after shocks are expected for the next few days. >> "usa today" says good-bye to an american classic. the bench seat in cars. the chevrolet impala is the last car with bench seats as an option. >>> take a look at this video from a typhoon that hit japan over the weekend.
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
tax plan. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: the romney campaign pounced on the word buried. campaigning in iowa, paul ryan fired back. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: later, the vice president did some damage control, clarifying his remarks. >> the middle class was buried by the policies of romney and ryan supported. >> reporter: 24 hours before the start time of tonight's debate late tuesday, conservatives began circulating a 2007 speech by then candidate obama speaking to an african-american audience about victims of hurricane katrina. fox news host sean hannity prominently featured the video as a gotcha moment. >> it contains some of the most divisive class warfare and racially charged rhetoric ever used by barack obama. >> reporter: nbc, along with several other media outlets, covered the same speech at t
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
taxes. and can you watch tonight's debate live starting at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific right here on nbc. >>> former penn state graduate assistant mike mcqueary has filed suit against the university for defamation and misrepresentation. mcqueary's account that he witnessed jerry sandusky showering with a boy back in 2001 helped bring the charges that led to the former assistant football coach's conviction. mcqueary is seeking millions in damages allege the university mistreated him after the sexual abuse scandal surfaced. sandusky is not commenting on the complaint. >>> the latest search for jimmy hoffa has turned up nothing but dirt. police were searching a backyard in suburban detroit where a credible tipster told them a man, possibly the long missing former teamsters boss, had been buried some 37 years ago. soil samples gathered at the site turned up no traces of hoffa or any other human remains. hoffa was last seen in the summer in 1975 about 30 miles from the site of the latest tip. >>> for the fourth year in a row the u.s. birth rate has dropped but only by 1% suggesting the effect
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> a slow warm up and small warm up expected today. we budged up to 52 degrees, rising two degrees in the last hour. you folks over in greenville at 50 and new carrollton, as well. vienna, 46 degrees roogt now. the high today, 60. a few breaks in the clouds. the warmest day out of the week, midweek. we cool down behind another front and this weekend looking >>> it's 8:30 now on a tuesday morning. it's the 9th day of october, 2012. kind of a drizzly morning here in the new york city area. a little chilly as well, but we've got a nice crowd of people gathered, and they are listening to the music of the scripts. we've got the irish band coming up in studio in our next half hour. >> out on the plaza, we're starring in an edition of "honey i shrunk the kids" where we're here and we'll explain the table and shares in just a moment. >> s
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> 8:30 now on this tuesday morning. it's october 2nd, 2012. our crowd is enjoying a beautiful morning. a little b warm even for the second day of october. partly cloudy here in rockefeller plaza. hope it's sunny where you are. i'm savannah guthrie. david gregory here for matt and al roker and natalie morales. "consumer reports" the best of the best. >> spent $4 million buying all the appliances, coffee machines, rate chardonnay and coffee as well. >> had me at hello. >> it will be a good time. >> also ahead, talk about gaining confidence by getting a sense of your own style. stacy london is here. out with a new book. she says it's about more than fashion. about transforming your look and also how you feel about yourself so we'll get her keys to what she calls a start-over. not a makeover but a st
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
say advertise on the radio for food stamps. >> why is it if you take advantage of a tax break and you're a corporation, you're a smart business man. if you take advantage of something you need not to be hungry, you're a moocher. >> reporter: they sparred over health care. >> free market failed. >> you can have government regulation of it, just don't have them run it was be insaid but over the snail's pace of the livestream. after paying $4.95, thousands moved to facebook to complain. >> thank you for coming out to see us. >> reporter: after the debate o'riley and stewart apologized for the technical glitches and offered refunds and then in a show of surprising and unprecedented restraint, no victory dance around the ring. >> i don't think you can look at these things, you know, of this idea it's a match and there's a winner and the winner takes all. >> the display that you saw tonight is why america is america, you know. robust, creative, no holds barred. >> get off. >> reporter: half of the proceeds of that event will be going to various charities chosen by o'riley and stewart. o
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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
paying higher taxes in the new year. tips to save on your bottom line and feel the magic as the orioles prepare to take on the yankees. a look at preparation. >> a chilly rain falling out there across most of the area right now. what to expect if you're going what to expect if you're going to the o's game.
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
sparred over job creation, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turn around. president obama came into the debate ahead in every battleground state. with an estimated 60 million americans watching on tv, cable and the web, moderator jim leherer asked can you put more people to work? >> the answer is, yes, we can help. >> reporter: romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs, and so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others' expense. >> the average middle class family with young children would pay $2,000 more. >> everything he said about my tax plan is not accurate. >> it is not possible to come up with enough tax cuts to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. it's arithmetic. >> reporter: on medicare and social security one agreement. >> neither the
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
don't pay federal income taxes. he was asked what he would have said if that had come up in debate. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's just completely wrong. i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> president obama campaigned in wisconsin and sharply criticized romney's statements during the debate on tax cuts, education and outsourcing as misleading to the middle class, and the president had this to say about his opponent's plan for reducing the deficit. >> i just want to make sure i got this straight. he'll get rid of regulations on wall street but he's going to crack down on sesame street. thank goodness somebody's finally cracking down on big bird. who knew that he was responsible for all these deficits. elmo's got to watch out. >> and vice president joe biden was campaigning in iowa saying that mitt romney flip-flopped on his own tax cut plan that was the centerpie
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
insisted romney would spend five trillion on tax breaks favoring the wealthy. >> math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> everything he just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> they clashed on wall street, whether banks should be too big to fail, and medicare. >> cutting $716 billion from medicare to be able to balance the additional cost of obama care is, in my opinion, a mistake. >> if you repeal obama care, and i have become fond of this term, obama care, if you repeal it, what happens is those seniors right away are going to be paying $600 more in prescription care. >> the fiercest exchange over health care and jobs. >> i just don't know how the president could have come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table, and spend his energy and passion two years fights for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> we did work on this, alongside working on jobs, because this is part of making sure that middle class families are secure in this country.
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
sparred over job creation, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's tracie potts is in denver for us. she has a preview. good morning to you, tracie. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. the pressure was on for romney to perform, to back up his ideas with details, taking on the man that even republicans called one of the most skilled debaters in modern politics. the point of this debate was to make differences clear on lowering the debt. >> you said you'd cut the deficit in half. it's four years later, we still have trillion-dollar deficit. >> the way we do is for additional cut, we ask for a dollar of additional revenue, paid for, as i indicated earlier, by asking those of us who have done very well in this country to contribute a little bit more to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: the president insisted romney would spend $5 trillion on tax breaks favoring the wealthy. >> math, common sense and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> everything he just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> reporter: they clashed on wall street, whether banks should be too big
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
tax policy. >> reporter: vice president biden charged team romney would hike middle class tax. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: the republicans jumped on that. buried by obama? >> vice president biden said just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: that's the kind of zinger sure to be heard at debate number one. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, denver, colorado. >>> of course tonight nbc is going to have complete coverage of this first presidential debate. it will be anchored by brian williams along with the best political team in the business. it all starts at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 p.m. pacific. >>> elsewhere, a judge in pennsylvania has blocked the state's stricter voter i.d. law from taking effect this november. after weeks of protests, the ruling means voters in pennsylvania will not have to show a state approved i.d. to cast ball
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
will raise taxes on the chairman of that so-called romney's former company. gingrich was there too. it's not independent. it's just not true. >>> they could make me out as a monster, they could treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not doing these alleged disgusting acts. >> from his jail cell former penn state assistant football coach made a surprise plea pro claiming his innocence. in just a few hours, sandusky will be sentenced for abusing ten boys over a 15-year period. sandusky as well as some of the victims are expected to speak at that hearing. danielle lee joins us from the centre county courthouse with more on what we can expect. >> reporter: good morning. you may be able to see just over my right shoulder people are already lining up outside of this courthouse waiting for this hearing that is set to begin in a couple hours. it will likely be the second time in less than 24 hours that we heard from jerry sandusky after he was largely silent during the entire trial. you may remember that jerry sandusky did not testify. one of the
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
americans more in taxes for a total of $536 billion. taxes for a typical middle income family making 40 to $64,000 a year could go up by $2,000. >>> in california, governor jerry brown signed a bill that would allow half a million young illegal immigrants who qualify for the new federal work permit program to obtain driver's licenses. >>> near hong kong at least 36 people were killed when a boat filled with holiday party goers collide d with a ferry and sank. it is the deadliest accident there in years. police say six crew members have been arrested. >>> in canada fireballs rose from a warehouse housing highly explosive racing car fuel. scores of home had to be evacuated. no injuries and so far no word on what caused the fire. >>> the white house is lit up in pink to mark ok as breast cancer awareness month. new york's empire state building is also bathed in pink light. even buckingham palace in london has gone pink to support the campaign. >>> here san early look on how wall street will kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,515 after adding 77 points yesterday. the s&p was up three, but
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am EDT
virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> he will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income taxes by $4,000 a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the governor knows his $5 trillion tax cut isn't too popular, so a few weeks before the election, he's trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: president obama at a star-studded fundraising concert, heads to san francisco today with romney's poll numbers improving. >> they're looking very good. >> reporter: after the debate, romney is within two points of the president. and tomorrow, both candidates head to ohio, battleground ohio, where early voting is already under way. tomorrow
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> kate middleton is facing one of her busiest weeks ahead as she prepares for more that happen a ha-- than a half dozen appearances. the royal couple has essentially been in hiding since she and prince william returned from the diamond jubilee tour in asia last month. it's their first public foray since topless pictures of the duchess were published. >>> 11 minutes after 5:00. i don't have any commentary to offer on that. keep it moving. live look outside for you at 46 degrees outside our studios this morning. >> fee
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
debate. they went after each other on several issues, including mitt romney's tax plan. >> now, governor romney's proposal, that he has been promoting for 18 months, calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion of additional spending for our military. and he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes and deductions. the problem is that he's been asked over 100 times how you would close those deductions and loopholes and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> first of all, i don't have a $5 trillion tax cut. i don't have a tax cut of the scale that you're talking about. my view is that we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class, but i'm not going to reduce the share of tax paid by high income people. high income people are doing just fine in this economy. they'll do fine whether you're president or i am. the people who are having the hard time right now are middle income americans. >> romney also warned that president obama's plan to let tax cuts for the wealthy expire would raise taxes on the small businesses that create hundreds of thousan
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
hoping i'll believe it. but that is not the case. i are not reduce the taxes paid by high income americans. >> round one in the books. the consensus this morning is neither candidate delivered a knockout blow. why both now turn their focus to some local voters. good morning and welcome to news4 today. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. the roads may be just slick enough to slow you down this morning. a live look outside right now at 6:00 a.m. we know that some folks are starting to see some rain drops coming through the area. tom kierein is here to break it all down for us. >> just some scattered light rain. don't have any heavy downpours like we had the other day. but enough to make the pavement wet, and for fender benders, as we've already had several of those. right now, all of this coming as a front is moving into our area and going to bring an end to the high humidity. it's still humid this morning with the showers. there are some moderate showers where you see this one batch of orange and yellow here in western charles county. that's advancing a bit to the north and east
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Oct 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
years, attending high school in the state, paying taxes, and applying to a college registered for selective service, and also are planning to seek full citizenship. marches like this have been going on all over for the past several months but they feel it is important now to get the word out. there are 14 questions on the ballot here in prince george's county alone so a lot of people are vying for attention for the cause. they think this will definitely help. with me now is gustavo andretti the organizing director. tell me more about what this dream act means to folks here in maryland. >> it means everything. it means the opportunity to fulfill our dreams, fulfill higher education, be who we want to be. let it be known in this country that we are accepted. that we belong. and that if we live in maryland, we have lived here all of our lives, we have paid taxes in maryland. we deserve in state tuition just like everybody else. >> reporter: and briefly what does ituúnÑgu? a marching band, attention and reasons to come out in support of this and register to vote to be on the ballot
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Oct 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
midnight tonight to pay their personal property taxes. annual car tax payments were due last night by midnight but the website that accepts the payments kept going down. officials say they fixed the problem and pushed the problem back to midnight tonight. to pay your car tax online head to fairfax county.gov/dth. >>> this weekend you can save a little cash on big appliances. virginia is holding a sixth annual tax free holiday for shoppers. there are some restrictions however. the appliances must be under $2500 and they must have the energy star or water sense label. the event runs through monday. for a complete list of items that qualify as tax free head over to our website nbc washington.com and search key word tax holiday. >>> also this weekend d.c. foodies will be able to take part in two major food festivals. more than 50 restaurants are taking part in the festival between pennsylvania avenue white house and the capitol and it will be the second annual world chile eating championship. admission is $10. all restaurants have at least one taste menu item for $3 or less. today also ma
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
pay income tax were, quote, just completely wrong. in that video, romney said 47% of americans consider themselves victims and don't take personal responsibility. he originally defended those comments. >>> there is anticipation ahead of september's jobs report. analysts are predicting the economy added 115,000 to 125,000 jobs last month. that's better than the disappointing 96,000 jobs added in august. the unemployment stands at 8.1%. >>> to a developing story. public health officials are rn wai warning hundreds of people in more than 20 states, including maryland and virginia, about a steroid contaminated and responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak. the steroid was sent to 20 different facilities in nine different states, including nine facilities in our area for individuals suffering from back pain. people are warning anyone who received those steroid injections to keep a close eye. >> people with meningitis can have fever, worsening headache, neck stiffness, other problems with their neurologic system. they can have shock, and they can have death. >> so far, five people
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Oct 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> daredevil felix baumgartner is set to try a 23 mile high skydive. baumgartner will jump out of a balloon over new mexico and be freefalling at speeds around 700 miles per hour. in addition to this record-setting jump he could break the sound barrier. baumgartner has set records for highest parachute jump from a building and also the lowest b.a.s.e. jump in the world. >> break the sound barrier, also he could break his neck. >> the man could seriously injure himself. >> that's roughly the distance from d.c. center to dulles airport. he's going to jump and fall. >> takes all kinds. >>> 4:41. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson to tell us about the forecast. >> hey, there, guys. yesterday, did you know we only hit 55 degrees? that was it. it definitely was a november-type day for us. and today, we're going to be warmer by about 5 degrees and i will take that. in fact, this morning we don't have any 30s
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
cliff in january, it will cost almost 90% of americans more in taxes for a total of $536 billion. taxes for a typical middle income family making 40 to $64,000 a year could go up by $2,000. >>> in california, governor jerry brown signed a bill that would allow half a million young illegal immigrants who qualify for the federal work permit program to obtain driver's licenses. >>> near hong kong at least 36 people were killed when a boat filled with holiday party goers collidewide a ferry and sank. it is the deadliest accident there in years. >>> a house in clam mouth falls, oregon, that was sold this summer turned out to be a meth lab. it had toxic chemicals 80 times. the family who bought the foreclosed house from the government got sick and now has few options. >>> the white house is lit up in pink to mark october as breast cancer awareness month. new york's empire state building is also bathed in pink. and even buckingham palace in london has gone pink to support the breast cancer awareness campaign >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
news last night. he said his comments about the 47 percent of americans who don't pay income tax did not come out right and were, quote, just completely wrong. in that video which surfaced last month, romney said 47% of americans consider themselves victims and don't take personal responsibility. he originally defended the comments, saying they weren't elegantly stated. >>> there was anticipation ahead of september's jobs report. analysts are predicting the economy handed 115,000 to 125,000 jobs last month. that's better an the disappointing 96,000 jobs last august. the unemployment stands at 8.1%. >>> now to a developing story. public health officials warning people in our area about a contaminated steroid suspected in a deadly meningitis outbreak. that steroid came from a medical center in massachusetts. the steroid was sent to 75 different facilities in 23 states, including 9 facilities in maryland and virginia. it's for patients suffering from back pain. officials are warning people who received that steroid injection to keep a close eye on possible symptoms. >>> people with meni
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
d.c.'s tax office five years after it was rocked by the largest embezzlement scandal in the city's history. "the washington post" is reporting auditors have warned district cfo about the issues. including poor tracking of tax payments, dummy accounts set up with fake social security numbers, and lack of management oversight. this comes five years after a mid-level manager was caught stealing millions through phony tax return refunds. >>> the nats' pitching struggles against the cardinals. st. louis' offense dominated the nationals, hitting four home runs en route to vehicle tee. the series is now tied at one game apiece with the series shifting to the nation's capital for the final three games. dan hellie has a recap from st. louis. >> good morning. all that went right in game one for the nationals did not in game two. starting pitcher jordan zimmermann struggled big-time giving up five earned runs in three innings of work. so this is the second straight game that a starting pitcher has struggled and that was the strength of the nationals team this year. >> definitely tough. i want
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> i'm melissa mollet at the news 4 live desk. that american tourist we told you about who opened fire in a hotel killing one has also been killed. there are reports the man might be an employee of the hotel, a former employee, i should say. the gunman reportedly grabbed a gun from the security guard, shot an employee earlier today, and then barricaded himself inside his room there. we'll pass along more information as we get it. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> 15 before the hour now. dozens of american airlines flights are cancelled today as the carrier makes more repairs to seats that could come loose in midflight. the airline announced yesterday it would again ground 48 planes to make more repairs. that caused 50 flights to be cancelled yesterday and anot
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> three, two, one, and liftoff. >> and just like that, another commercially owned spacecraft on its way into space. spacex launched its unmanned falcon rocket from cape canaveral in florida. it's on its way to the international space station with 1,000 pounds in cargo. you may remember last time in may they had a test. it will stay for about three weeks and then returning to earth. if i heard correctly, there's ice cream apparently on this rocket. they wanted some kind of swirled ice cream. >> yum. that sounds good about this hour, at least for us. >> if you can make ice cream last in space, i think we can all go. >> it feels like ice cream outside. it is ice cold to start off monday morning. definitely, you can feel autumn in the air. >> s
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> romney paid 14% in taxes last year on 13 million in income. >> obama wages war on coal. >> they blow everything out of proportion. >> reporter: in colorado alone, $47 million in five months have been spent by the romney and obama campaign. come november people here can tell the rest of the nation how they feel about enduring all those tv ads. >> let me get your e-mail address. >> reporter: amendment 65 is on the ballot. if passed the state's congressional delegation would be required to propose an amendment to the u.s. constitution limiting campaign contributions and spending. this is the executive director of colorado common cause. >> the result is a democracy that distorts the voice of ordinary people in favor of those who can write multimillion dollar expects. >> reporter: millionaires would argue they have the right to free speech as well. >> free spech protects what we say but it shouldn't be that we can scream louder than others. >> reporter: the 2010 ruling said restriction on contributions was restriction on free speech. a statement provided to cbs news warns what the co
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> time is 6:10. when is the last time you sent an old fashioned greeting card? hallmark is closing one of its greeting card plants in texas. doing so reduces production by a third and cuts about 300,000 jobs. more and more people are using social media to contact people for those big events. there's so many of those different sites where you can send invitations out for free. >> i'm on board with that. when it comes to a birthday or holiday, i want to open a card. >> something to be said about that, old fashioned card. >> i like that. >> let's get a check on the weather with veronica johnson. >> same here. it's kind of like it's part of the present, right? >>> we've got something to greet you this morning, and that is some mighty cold air settled in over the overnight period. we'll start with radar. we do have light showers in west virginia. we're talking about rain later today with this chilly air. right now most of the rain in ke
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
hasn't been tax rises think i suspect dean every family in this country. not because they didn't want to cut borrowing. they did. abacus or services are getting worse. they are. but because if you stop an economy growing, it will be of more out of work claiming benefits, not paying taxes. businesses struggles that they are not paying taxes. and as a result, borrowing goes out. our income not to invest in schools and transport and education, but are we to keep people idle so the next time you hear a conservative say to you, labor would increase borrowing. just remember it is this government that is increasing borrowing this year. [applause] so what have we seen? we have seen recessions, higher unemployment, higher borrowing. i don't think that is what people were promised. there will be some people who say, and this is an important argument. it will be some people who say they were short-term pain, but it is worth it for the long term gain. and i'm afraid the opposite is true. the longer you have low growth in the country, the baker to debt comes to the future and the bigger problems w
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. you will hear these things a lot tonight in my comments. i was the governor who drew top tax fraud. i had to cut $5 billion from the state budget, including my own salary. i'm the only governor in modern times who left the office with a smaller general fund budget and when i started. i know how to be fiscally responsible. my opponent when into the united states senate in 2001 with the biggest surplus in the united states and six years later left with massive deficits. during his time in the senate, the national debt went up by $16,000. he conceded that spending was a problem in the senate. we also have people who need to know how to work together. i learned to cut crime bills and the economy. my opponent said his job was to not democrats softly. he took this similar position in the senate, fighting efforts led by the then-senior virginia senator. when someone who will fight and that is what i will do is your next to none state senator. >> if mr. allen, your opening statement. >> thank you. it's much better future than what we are having to endure these days. that is why i put forward
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